Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage
The Directorate for Cultural Heritage (RA) is donor programme partner in cultural heritage programmes in Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania.
|Contact person||Ms Aleksandra Einen|
|Telephone||+47 982 02716|
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About the programme area - Conservation and Revitalization of Cultural and Natural Heritage
The programme will contribute to safe-guarding and conserving cultural and natural heritage for future generations and make them publicly accessible.
About the programmes
As donor programme partner, RA takes part in developing the heritage programmes together with the Programme Operators in each of the five countries. After the initial programming phase, RA works with their partners on the implementation of the programmes and takes an active part in bilateral activities such as partnership seminars and informing the donor states sector about the possibilities for becoming project partners in heritage projects under the grants.
Estonia:The programme has a focus on restoration of historic manor schools.
Hungary: The details of the Hungarian programme will be available soon. There is also a small grant scheme to support smaller scale projects to develop sustainable livelihood in connection with the manor school complexes. Partnership projects are encouraged.
Latvia:The programme consists of five pre-defined projects as well as open calls for projects for small-scale renovation and restoration work, training and professional exchange, as well as awareness raising activities. Project partnerships are encouraged. The programme also has a scheme for cultural exchange.
Lithuania: The programme has a focus on restoration of wooden cultural heritage buildings, finalisation of partly restored non wooden cultural heritage buildings, as well as development of applied cultural research. There will be open calls where partnership projects will be given priority.
Romania: The details of the Romanian programme will be available soon.
In the programmes there will be open calls and possibilities for project partnerships from Donor countries. All programmes focus on cultural heritage, but the project criteria and priorities will differ from country to country.
About the Directorate for Cultural Heritage (RA)
The Directorate for Cultural Heritage (RA) is a public institution responsible for the management of immovable cultural heritage in Norway. This comprises archeological and architectural monuments and sites and cultural environments. RA is responsible for the implementation of the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Act. RA uses its knowledge and experience to advice on the management of cultural heritage and cultural landscapes, issues such as wood conservation and fire protection of historical buildings, and share their experiences with how to place cultural heritage at the center of local and regional development.
The involvement as donor programme partner also gives RA a valuable insight in to the heritage sectors of their partner countries, as well as new impulses and knowledge on heritage management practices.